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Re: [vox] ACM programming contest



Here are a bunch of other good challenges, fwiw:

http://spoj.pl/

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 2:29 PM, Bill Ward <bill@wards.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 7:49 PM, Bill Broadley <bill@broadley.org> wrote:
>>
>> On 11/10/2010 05:51 PM, Brian Lavender wrote:
>> > I'll run it. Prizes? Someone else can get those. Who is interested in
>> > doing it?
>>
>> I'm not a fan of the common contest along the lines of:
>>   Given this input <a list of foo>, read them in and
>> sort/pack/search/solve
>>   and then output the list.  You have till deadline Z... Go!
>
> How about selecting a jury of respected people - perhaps those who have
> spoken at LUGOD meetings in the past? - and asking them to judge.  Pick a
> general topic, like a video game or an email utility or something, and leave
> it to the judges to pick the best one(s).  You could make the topic a little
> specific so as to make it less likely someone could dust off something
> they'd written long ago and pretending it was new.  Of course the judges
> shouldn't know who wrote what, for impartiality.
>
> As for prizes, perhaps some of those selfsame past speakers work for
> companies that would be interested in donating something?
>
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